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What about those who will die?

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Submitted by Karin (United States), Sep 22, 2012 at 09:55

And the people who will die as a result of your call to poke the hornets' nest, the ones who will be tortured, murdered and dragged through the streets while we wait for Islamists to "tire out," should we just consider them collateral damage?

How about the possibility that stooping to their level could spur another terrorist attack on American soil or on our military overseas - more collateral damage?

Sir, I have a tremendous amount of respect for you writing a piece on such a volatile topic and putting it out there for the world to see - the right to free speech is the greatest one we have - but your plea is unacceptable.

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The logic of your reasoning points to the West never doing anything that potentially could upset Islamists. Not a conclusion I accept and probably not one you would either.

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